Traffic In Everett Takes A Pause For Tulalip Police Officer Memorial

Some streets in downtown Everett were closed and others between Tulalip and Everett were slowed as a procession and memorial service were held to remember Tulalip Police Officer Charlie Joe Cortez, who was lost on duty at sea on November 17, 2020 had gone. A procession of law enforcement vehicles from tribal nations and law enforcement from across Washington state arrived from Tulalip to Everett, Washington around 11:00 a.m. The procession went south on Hwy 529 to Everett, along Marine View Drive, and then east on Hewitt Avenue to the Angel of the Winds Arena for the 1:00 p.m. service. Here are a few photos from of the procession. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

The procession was led by about 50 motorcycles from various agencies across the state along I-5 and 529.

The turn off from 529 to Marine View Drive.

A giant American flag hangs from two Everett Fire Ladder Trucks over Hewitt Avenue.

The honor guard consisted of officers from all over the state.

A member of the honor guard wears a mask honoring Officer Cortez’s “Ocean 2” radio signal

The scene when the procession moved east from Colby onto Hewitt.

Seattle police whistles and drums.

The Washington State Patrol Rifle Team.

A riderless horse named Officer Cortez on the saddlecloth.

The procession arrives at the Lombard entrance to the Angel of the Winds arena.

Cortez, procession

Via myeverettnews

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